Chef Matt Basile in Chefs #LoveCDNbeef

You know those times when you meet someone and there is an instant connection? As part of the Chefs #LoveCDNbeef series for Canadian Beef, we profile Chef Matt Basile. Matt is the creator of the Toronto-based food-experience company, Fidel Gastro’s, Queen West’s Lisa Marie and the new Travel & Escape tv-show Rebel Without A Kitchen.

Chef Jesse Vergen’s Beef Tongue Tacos

This simple and inexpensive tongue recipe from Chef Jesse Vergen is so good Gerry has already been asking when we’re going to pick up another tongue to make it again.  That’s a real endorsement in this house. In all honesty, I haven’t eaten beef tongue in a long long time.  I had it poorly prepared…

Chef Jesse Vergen in Chefs #LoveCDNBeef

Chef Jesse Vergen was one of the first Chefs I invited to join the Chef’s #LoveCDNBeef series and I’m so happy to be introducing you to him now. Chef Jesse Vergen is the Executive Chef at the Saint John Ale House, the owner/operator of the Smoking Pig BBQ — one of the few food trucks…

Chef John Placko in Chefs #LoveCDNBeef

The first time I met John he was using a reverse griddle and the second time he let me make ice cream with liquid nitrogen. The way to this girl’s heart is through food, especially if it’s science experiment food! I love this guy! Chef John Placko is one of the first people I think…

Chef Carl Heinrich in Chefs #LoveCDNBeef

I am delighted to announce that Chef Carl Heinrich is the next chef in our Chefs #LoveCDNBeef series.  Carl is Chef and co-owner of Richmond Station, winner of Top Chef Canada and co-owner of West Side Beef Co. Before I had tasted his food, before I had met him, even before his win on Top…